Vesa mount for new 27" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daaaaaan, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2010
    I notice on the vesa mount located on has a disclaimer that it doesnt fit late 2012 model iMacs (which come out tomorrow).

    Anybody know when one will come out that will fit it?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2008
    Dallas, TX
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2010
    I did an online chat w/ apple rep and all he was able to tell me was the current vesa mount offered will NOT work with the new iMacs
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2006
    you'll need a good image of the back, particularly the stand mounting, to see if it even comes off. that hump back is going to be an issue
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2012
    I have a hard time believing they won't come out with one. Look for one as early as tomorrow. So many people in industry, education and even a lot of home users mount them.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    saw new imac - Vesa mount questions

    hello friends,

    so i went to the apple store in manhattan today and saw the new iMac 21 inch. they only had one and were actually taking a second one out of the box. It was beautiful and the glare was at least 60% less. there is still glare but it was a lot better.

    so the 21 inch DOES NOT have a removable "arm" so you can't fit anything in there nor take the "arm" off. It is a thinner "arm" or "pedestal" then the other iMacs. probably 75% the thickness of the older iMacs where it enters the new iMac back.

    They do not have the 27 inch iMacs in stock but the apple guy said that for the OLDER iMacs only the 27 incher can have the "pedestal" taken off. he checked with a bunch of people and no one knew if the new 27 incher would be able to have the " pedestal" removed. it was a big bummer that no one knew. I do know that there is no way the old VESA will fit in the new one as the hole id different and the back of the new machines are curved.

    PLEASE apple make the 27 incher have a vesa type mount. i 100% need this for my work.

    If anyone knows anything else i would greatly appreciate it.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2012
    Because of a height issue, I need this for my set-up as well.

    My fear is we won't get an answer for a few weeks, maybe until people start getting them. I hope not...

    I just sent an email to one of the reviewers to see if they could offer some insight.
  8. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Uh, methinks this maybe a little late in the game. Justa hunch. :D

    anyways, I've got a serious, sneaking, feeling that the VESA option is gone.

    Their focus is on thinner and the VESA attachments required some internal brackets. Then again, who knows, but I seriously would not count on this.

    BTW, I have been using a 27 in cinema display for years with a Ergotron mount.

    But, I would probably still get the iMac without Vesa. It's always something, so you just have to be flexible.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    NO removable "stand" 100% on new iMacs

    Hi all, so i spoke with a few more apple reps. the stand on the new imacs is NOT removable... period... it is ALSO a new thinner profile. This SUCKS as i NEED a vesa mount. I think they did this so they could make the NEW apple TV that probably will come out in a year a VESA mount to attach to the wall and not compete with the imac.

    This really irks me.. BUT there are a few options:

  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2012
    I was on chat with an Apple rep late yesterday asking the same questions. His answer was "don't know yet".

    A Mac specialist in the local Apple store said the old 21.5" iMacs did NOT have a removable base, and they don't expect the new ones to have one either. They had just received the first 2012 21.5" units, but nobody in the store had even attempted to open one up. And the service guys had not yet (as of Friday Nov. 30) received any service documentation that would answer the question.

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